A Family Affair: English Consort Music
Location: Harkness Chapel
Viols and violins did not always play nicely together. At the turn of the 17th century, the viols, a “family” of instruments that came in all different sizes, entertained courtiers with their luscious, noble sonorities. They were considered to be far superior to their poor cousins of the violin family, who were more apt to play raucous dance music in the streets. Little by little, however, the violins found their way into the court, and the violins and viols started to cross-pollinate. This concert highlights each family separately and n transition through works by Holborne, Simpson, Lawes, Purcell, and others.
Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and East Blvd.
The 2018-19 academic year marks the 50th Anniversary of an exceptional partnership between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since 1968, these two distinguished institutions have participated in an integrated music program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The JMP allows students at both institutions to take advantage of the resources of a major research university as well as those of a leading conservatory.